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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - July 05, 2006

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The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For July 05, 2006

Smart Phones Could Drive New Telecom Business Model

Already the banking industry is moving quickly into this market,
as it has huge potential. Will mobile providers jump into the
game or retreat to the transport-only lane? It will be either
the banks or the telecom operators who dictate the models for
proliferating smart phone technology. Already, banks are moving
toward contactless ...

Polish Government Adopts Telecoms Market Strategy for 2006-07

The government's new regulatory measures aim to further
liberalise the Polish telecoms market, by boosting competition in
the fixed-line and broadband access markets, and by opening up
mobile networks. The main objectives of the short-term
strategy, which was devised by the Transport Ministry, are
increasing competition in the ...

Metered Memory: Lexar JumpDrive Mercury

Mobile devices -- and their users -- always seem to be short of
memory. One way to solve this problem, at least if one uses a
device with a USB port, is to buy a flash drive -- a memory
module that plugs directly into the USB interface. Besides
providing a quick dose of extra memory, a flash drive also allows
users to conveniently move files ...

NTT DoCoMo Unveils Six New FOMA "7 Series" Models

NTT DoCoMo and its eight regional subsidiaries today introduced
six handsets in the 3G FOMA '7 Series' -- the D702iF, P702iD,
N702iS, SH702iS, M702iS, and M702iT. All the models are
compatible with the video-phone, i-channel news service delivered
automatically to the phone's standby screen as telop text. Some
are also ...

Telsur Increases Fixed-Mobile Customer Base Target by 150% in Chile

Chilean regional incumbent Telefonica del Sur (Telsur) has
increased its fixed-mobile customer base target from 20,000 to
50,000 by end-2006, an increase of 150%, according to local
newspaper Diario Llanquihue. Note that fixed-wireless services
were launched in March 2006, which required investments of some
US$15 million. ...

Court Rules Against AWS Delay

The FCC and big wireless carriers were happy to see a lawsuit
sidelined late yesterday that was aimed at halting the upcoming
Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) auction in August, but analysts
say the delay may be inevitable. The U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Third Circuit in Philadelphia was asked by Council Tree
Communications, a ...

Harris Poll: What's Wrong with This (Cellphone) Picture?

Despite the fancy capabilities built into the latest generation
of cellphones, Americans are making little use of such features
as video clip or picture messaging -- and most don't even use
text messaging, according to a new poll by Harris Interactive.
The survey house went on to question the rationale for even
offering such ...

Europe's Abuzz With Broadband Buyouts

France Telecom SA and BSkyB Group plc have emerged as
the frontrunners to buy AOL (UK) Ltd. , according to weekend media
reports. U.K. newspaper The Sunday Telegraph reported that
France Telecom's Orange UK and BSkyB, which is due to unveil
a detailed broadband strategy in the next few weeks following its...

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